Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of society are dependent on or influenced by the weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a changed climate also provide new opportunities. Read more about the SMHI research.

Research news from SMHI

Flooding in Piteå in Northern Sweden, July, 2014.

Research on precipitation and flooding

An ongoing research project is developing flow forecasts which are better at capturing the effects of sudden downpours. It allows for better preparedness upon local, extreme water flows in the future. 

Torrential rainfall in the future

Changes in the climate are expected to result in heavier rainfall. Calculations with climate models show that a heavy downpour will give 20-30 per cent more rain at the turn of the next century.

02 September 2014

Research on intense precipitation could increase preparedness upon local flooding

In recent times, abundant rainfall over southwestern Sweden has caused high water levels and …

21 August 2014

Summer course on hydrological modelling

SMHI provides pan-European water information based on their hydrological model system, E-HYPE …

26 June 2014

Baltic Earth research programme takes more durable form

The Earth System Science programme called Baltic Earth is now entering a permanent phase after an …

More research news Research news from SMHI

Research areas

 

Research projects

Solbad vid Östersjön

Future of the Baltic Sea

The problems associated with eutrophication have long affected the Baltic Sea. Four years of research will provide more knowledge about the future of the Baltic

Termisk solkraftsanläggning (puff)

Development of forecasts for direct solar radiation

Short-term forecasts for direct solar radiation will be developed by researchers from SMHI within the framework of a European research project on solar energy.

Arktis glaciär

Future climate change in the Arctic

A research project is to investigate climate change in the Arctic over the next 30 years. The study will show how the reduced amounts of sea ice and snow in the Arctic are interacting with climate change.

The GREENICE project

SWITCH-ON logga

Open data gives water apps

Apps and web services for forecasting and decision support in the event of flooding, water contamination, irrigation and dam control. This is the aim of a European research project coordinated by SMHI.

About the SMHI research department

Kollage med bilder som symboliserar SMHIs forskning och utveckling

Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of society are dependent on or influenced by the weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a changed climate also provide new opportunities.

SMHIs vetenskapliga råd 2014

Scientific Advisory Committee

Strategic support for long-term development of SMHI’s research.